Nairobi City Water and Sewerage Company (NCWSC) announced on Friday, October 9 that a section of Nairobi estates would be hit with water shortage for two days.
NCWSC announced in a statement that it would shut down water supply along Mombasa Road due to the ongoing construction near Bellevue to Southern Bypass.
NCWSC will shut down water supply pipeline along Mombasa Rd due to ongoing construction near Bellevue to Southern Bypass starting from Saturday, 10th October, 2020 at 6:00 am to Sunday, 11th October, 2020 at 6:00 am. pic.twitter.com/4aTjdljuO4
— Nairobi Water (@NairobiWater) October 9, 2020
The shutdown will commence from Saturday, October 10 at 6.00am to Sunday, October 11 at 6.00am.
Estates set to feel the full brunt of the water shortage include South B and South C estates including Mater Hospital, estates along Jogoo Road including Makadara and Hamza and the whole of Industrial area.
Other estates include those along Mombasa Road from City Stadium including Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA), Standard Gauge Railway (SGR), Athi River Export Processing (EPZ), Coca cola, Mukuru, Imara Daima, North Airport Road and Embakasi.
“We appeal for your (public’s) indulgence as we work towards restoring the supply. We further urge the public to use the available water sparingly,” reads the statement.
“Any inconvenience caused is highly regretted,” Nairobi Water added.
This is the second time the aforementioned Nairobi estates will be hit with water shortage after a similar one occurred on Thursday, September 24 in light of the ongoing construction of the Nairobi Expressway.
In such situations, Kenyans prepare themselves by fetching water into jerricans and other storage facilities for drinking and domestic use.
Jerricans are especially common in a majority of Nairobi houses because of their huge storage volumes and ease of access even from indoors.
A common reminder is to close all water taps after use as not only does this waste millions of litres of water but also could lead to flooding on resumption of normal water supply.
The Nairobi Water company further urged Kenyans to use water sparingly.